Monday, August 17, 2009

MACRO MONDAY CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

These beautiful moths always remind me of my childhood. In the summer when we used to walk to the beach they used to be all around, on the coast. On my last visit to Cornwall this year I was able to get some photos of them one evening when we were exploring the coast path.


This is the Six-spot Burnet Zygaena filipendulae and it will forever be something I will associate with summer evenings by the sea. They are seen from June through August and their host plant is Birds-foot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus.


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Photo Credits - CJT

18 comments:

thecrazysheeplady said...

Very interesting! Beautiful moth.

Mellimaus said...

Wow, what an interesting moth! Very cool macros! :)

Quinn said...

I've never seen such a lovely moth! I just love the variety there is in Creation!

flowerweaver said...

What a beautiful creature! I can see how such a striking insect would evoke memories.

I am new to Macro Monday and will be back to explore more of your blog.--Sage

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

So unusual!

The first thing that came to my mind when you mentioned they like to hang out on the beach was that old song 'itsy bitsy yellow polka dot bikini' lol!

Beautiful macros!

~Lisa

WildBlack said...

Very interesting! Cool captures :D

Ed said...

Wicked Cool!!! Never seen these before..:-)))

zulluzoe said...

Very interesting bug!!! Like someone drip paint onto them

Becky said...

They are beautiful! I like the profile shot where you can see its face.

moresecretwhispers said...

this is really cool..looks like you painted them :)

Patches said...

Wow! I've never seen moths like that! Very cool!

Holly said...

very unusual! Great job!

NicoleB said...

Those are beautiful!
I have never seen them around here.
Wonder why they have red dots :)

lecoinperdu said...

What a lovely moth...tres a la mode! I have never seen one...great shots1
ronelle

dibear said...

A beautiful and interesting moth. Very nice. :)

Bird said...

Wow this is timely as I'll be going to Cornwall in under a month and the Burnet moths will still be flying then... these pictures even remind me of the last time I was on the south coast for summer. LOVELY pictures - thank you!

Rambling Woods said...

Great macro and such an interesting insect. It is because of you and Joan that I have photos of spiders on the camera.....lol...

Louise said...

They're all dressed for a party! I've never seen such a thing.